Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy: How Moving a Staircase Breathed Light Into a Century-Old Rowhouse

Wild Blue Yonder A new skylight and the use of steel cables, glass, and light surfaces breathes life into this century-old rowhouse in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Relocating the stairwell gives the house a newfound atriumlike feel as natural light reaches every corner of the home’s three levels. From the outside (opposite), the rowhouse still echoes another time, and passersby are none the wiser about the modern amenities within.

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